WCM Felix Tobi

The Ghanian highest rated female player is one of the brightest females in west Africa and earned herself a spot on the G4GM project after her convincing performance in the 2017 Olympiad

Okeke Isaac

Nigerian 2nd highest rated under 18, notable for his very competitive and strong determination. 

Vision, Issues, & Values

Our objective is #1, to produce the first West-African Chess Grand Master before or by May 2023.

To produce a West-African chess Grand Master, the easiest way to achieve this goal is for a West African player to win the African Individual chess championship.

It is a thing of disdain and discontent to see that the whole of West-Africa with population of over 300 Million people, cannot boast of a chess Grandmaster despite the abundant chess talents in the countries such as Nigeria, Ghana, Togo, Cape Verde, etc.

To this end, we implore all well-meaning individual
across West-African and the world all over to support our vision
and mission. There is The popular saying “we cannot hope to get a different result when we keep doing things the same way” 

To articulate this vision we are going to be working with some of the best chess coaches in the world. We are going to have weekly, monthly, annual rated FIDE chess tournaments with the main aim of achieving title Norms and producing a GM. It is important to note that the Female chess players are not left out, we have a deep interest in producing WGM, WIM, WFM, and GM. KEY NOTABLE RESOURCE PERSON WE started working with is GM IVAN SOKOLOV and we intend working with other notable GM trainers in the nearest future.

The goal of this initiative can only be actualized if we all come together as a group and support the best chess talents in the West-African Region. It cannot be over emphasized that West-Africa is a region of over 300 million people and it cannot boast of a single chess Grandmaster but we hope to change this narrative, so to this end, we are using this medium to call for your support in various ways ranging from Donation, Sponsorship/partnerships.

The Long awaited Dream of all Chess Players

Chess In West Africa

SN

COUNTRY

Average

GMs

IMs

Titled

1

Nigeria

2263

0

7

46

2

Ghana

1898

0

1

11

3

Liberia

1898

0

0

6

4

Gambia

1855

0

0

5

5

Togo

1731

0

0

5

6

Mali

1884

0

0

3

7

Ivory Coast

1735

0

0

3

8

Sierra Leone

1845

0

0

2

9

Senegal

1766

0

0

1

10

Burkina Faso

1672

0

0

0

11

Cape Verde

1663

0

0

0

 

In West Africa today, there are over 1000 rated chess players, TEN International masters (IM), FIFTEEN FIDE Masters (FM) TWELVE candidate Masters (CM) and 5 Woman Candidate Masters and FOUR Woman FIDE Masters.

But yet we have no “GM” titled player

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There are many benefits to supporting this movement. So, let’s discuss it… 

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